What is Wellmania (TV) About?
Wellmania is an Australian comedy-drama series presented by Netflix, co-created by Brigid Delaney and Benjamin Law. It is an adaptation of Delaney's memoir-reportage hybrid book, 'Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness.' The series introduces viewers to Olivia 'Liv' Healy, portrayed by Celeste Barber, a 39-year-old New York Times food writer whose 'live fast, die young' lifestyle comes to a halt following a serious health crisis. Pressured by the circumstances, Liv is summoned back to her hometown of Sydney, where she embarks on a transformative wellness journey, riddled with both comical and enlightening experiences. As Liv navigates various health and lifestyle trends, seeking to improve her wellbeing, she contends with the challenges of breaking old habits and embracing new ones. The story not only delves into Liv's personal upheavals but also illuminates her relationships, in particular with her best friend, Amy Kwan, played by JJ Fong, an investigative journalist. With a backdrop that perfectly mirrors the global obsession with health and wellness, Wellmania combines wit with the thematic gravity of a path to recovery and self-improvement, bringing forth a narrative replete with relatable struggles and unexpected turns.
The first episode of Wellmania aired on March 29, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on March 29, 2023.